Memmert Advent Calendar 2019

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Christmas markets of the region

First Advent – the first light is on.
The pre-Christmas season is the time of the Christmas markets. Here you can see all Christmas markets in our region:

Schwabach
07.12. - 10.12. 11.00 a.m. - 08.00 p.m.
13.12. - 13.12. 14.00 a.m. - 08.00 p.m.
14.12. - 16.12. 11.00 a.m. - 08.00 p.m.

Spalt
30.11. 03.00 p.m. - 09.00 a.m.
01.12. 12.00 a.m. - 07.00 a.m.

Abenberg
30.11. - 01.12.
Sa & So 02.00 p.m. - 09.00 p.m.; Mo 01.00 p.m. - 07.00 p.m.

Nürnberg
29.11. - 24.12.
Mo - So 10.00 a.m. - 21.00 p.m.; 24.12. 10.00 a.m. - 14.00 p.m.

Roth
21.11. - 24.11.
28.11.  - 01.12.
05.12. - 08.12.
Do 04.00 p.m. - 08.00 p.m.; Fr 04.00 p.m. - 09.00 p.m.; Sa 02.00 p.m. - 09.00 p.m.; So 02.00 p.m. - 08.00 p.m.

Wendelstein
07.12. - 08.12.
Sa 03.00 p.m. - 09.00 p.m.; So 02.00 p.m. - 07.00 p.m.

Ansbach
28.11. - 24.12.
Do - Sa: 11.00 a.m. - 09.00 p.m.; So - Mi: 11.00 a.m. - 08.00 p.m.; 24.12. 11.00 a.m. - 01.00 p.m.

Büchenbach
30.11. - 01.12.
Sa 03.00 p.m. - 09.00 p.m.; So 04.00 p.m. - 08.00 p.m.

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DIY straw stars

What would Christmas be without straw stars? Here you will find instructions on how to make straw stars:

You need

  • Hollow straws
  • String
  • Scissors       
  • Water and a bucket
  • A bucket
  • A towel
  • An ironing board and an iron
  • Decoration pearls, glitter and glue

How to do it

  • If you are using natural straw you‘ll need to soak it in water for 30 minutes so it won‘t break.
  • Dry the straw and iron it if you wish to have flat stars.
  • Use two straws to make a cross and tie them together, repeat three times.
  • Lay the crosses over each other to make a star and tie them together.
  • Now glue the decoration on it however you like it and you have a straw star.
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X-Mas Game | Answer our question

Thanks for opening our 10th advent calendar door! There´s something to win today. All you have to do is answer the following question correctly:

In which areas of application are our appliances used?

Amongst all incoming mails with the correct answer, we will draw 4 winners who can look forward to a Memmert towel. Deadline is at 00.01 am tomorrow morning.

Send us an e-mail to online@memmert.com with your answer and name. You will be recontacted by us should you be to one of the 4 winners.
Good luck!

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Christmas Donation | We care for those in need.

The AKM foundation cares for and supports terminally ill children and young people from the point of diagnosis and beyond death. One particular focus is providing young patients with the best possible medical and therapeutic care. As this ordeal affects not just the child but his or her family as well, the hospice provides support for all concerned. The family receives assistance with everyday life as well as financial aid and support with official processes.

This year, we are therefore supporting the AMK children's hospice with a family sponsorship. We are helping three needy families to cope better with this difficult situation. The AKM makes an important contribution, from advising on special therapeutic options to coordinating medical consultations and providing psychological support for the whole family.

Here you will find further information.

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Christmas Eve ist getting closer...

... and our IT staff is also looking forward to Christmas!

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X-Mas Game | Which one is the correct answer?

You need room for your thoughts? Then we have something for you.

Which Memmert appliance is shown here?

  1. Climate chamber ICHeco
  2. Vacuum oven VO
  3. Constant climate chamber HPP

Amongst all incoming mails with the correct answer, we will draw  10 winners who can look forward to a Memmert ring book. Deadline is at 00.01 am tomorrow morning.

 

 

Send us an e-mail to online@memmert.com with your answer and name. You will be recontacted by us should you be to one of the 4 winners.
Good luck!

Do you want to be regularly informed about new products and applications? You have the possibility to subscribe to the joint newsletter of our two websites memmert.com and atmosafe.net.

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Christmas Donation | We care for those in need.

The independent aid project SOS-Kinderdorf e.V. has been providing a safe home for children in countries all over the world for over 60 years. In the very poorest regions of the world, the association has implemented programmes to help families in the important areas of nutrition, health and education and to provide sustainable support. Children in distress are given a family and helped to shape their future independently.

In particular, we would like to support the project "Education in Latin America". Throughout the world, 264 million children and young people between six and seventeen years of age have no access to education. This also exposes them to a risk of becoming caught up in crime or drug abuse.

However, every child, regardless of origin, has the right to education. The committed actions of SOS-Kinderdorf e.V. offer an alternative and strengthen the resources of needy families to allow them to independently provide the best possible care for their children. To make this possible and ensure children receive the education they need, we are once again this year supporting the SOS-Kinderdorf educational programme.

Here you will find further information.

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Recipe | Christmas cookies

You need (for approx. 80 cookies)

  • 250 g  butter   
  • 100 g icing sugar
  • 1 pck of vanilla sugar  
  • 260 g flour  
  • 1 pck of pudding powder (bourbon vanilla, 35 g) 
  • 2 pcks of pudding powder (vanilla, 35 g each) 
  • 1 tbsp milk

Preparation

  • Let the butter soften and stir until foamy. Then add icing sugar and vanilla sugar. Sieve the flour, mix with the pudding powder and add bit by bit. Then add the milk.
  • Roll out the dough and cut out biscuits with various cookie cutters. Bake on a baking tray covered with baking paper at 175 °C for approx. 15 minutes. Depending on the oven, bake a little shorter or longer depending on the degree of browning.
  • Leave to cool on a kitchen rack and store in an airtight place.
  • Tip: Add 1 teaspoon cocoa powder to half the dough for chocolate biscuits.
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Christmas Donation | We care for those in need.

Horse therapist Dr. Katharina Alexandrinis conducts research at the "Institute of Movement Therapy and Movement-oriented Prevention and Rehabilitation" at the German Sport University Cologne into the extent to which horse therapy and contact with animals has a positive influence on the healing of mentally ill children and young people.

We are happy to support her with this valuable work and hope that it will bring relief to many people.

Here you will find further information.

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X-Mas Game | Search picture

Find the 10 mistakes in the picture below!

Send us an e-mail to online@memmert.com with your 10 found mistakes and your name. Deadline is tomorrow morning at 00:01. You will be recontacted by us should you be to one of the 10 winners of our high-quality Memmert Christmas socks!

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Our production control wishes you a happy pre-Christmas season!

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Recipe | Baked Apple

Pre-Christmas time is feasting time. Here you will find a recipe for a delicious baked apple:

You need

  • 1 sour apple           
  • 2 teaspoons of honey
  • 1 spoon of yogurt
  • some melted butter
  • 2 teaspoons hacked almonds or hazelnuts
  • raisins as you please

Preparation

  • Remove the apple core, mix the rest of the ingredients (exept the butter) together and fill the apple with the mix.
  • Spread the butter over the apple. Sit the apple in an oven save bowl and bake it 20 to 30 minutes at 200 degrees.
  • To refine the apple it can be served with vanilla sauce.
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We wish you a Merry Christmas and wonderful days with your loved ones!

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Different kinds of Christmas trees

Various tree species are suitable as Christmas trees. We have listed the most common ones here:

  • The Nordmann fir grows densely and evenly with soft needles and lasts several weeks. This makes it ideal for families with children.
  • The blue spruce has bluish shimmering, piercing needles, smells intensely of forest and grows stably. This makes it ideal for heavy tree decorations.
  • The spruce grows bushy with slightly piercing needles. Unfortunately, it only lasts a few days before the needles begin to fall off.
  • Red spruce accounts for 28% of Christmas trees in German households. It grows irregularly, stings and lasts only a few days before the needles begin to fall off.
  • The silver fir grows irregularly, with soft blue-green needles, smells strongly of forest and lasts several weeks.
  • The pine grows fallen out. This makes it difficult to decorate trees. It lasts several weeks.
  • The Douglas fir has a North American origin, soft needles and holds only light jewellery. On average it lasts about 2 to 3 weeks.
  • The Colorado fir has soft, silver-grey needles, a characteristic citrus scent and is rare to find.
  • The Korea fir has only been around for a few years in Germany, has light green needles, lasts long and is rare to find.
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Memmert Christmas Party

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Last minute presents

You haven't got all your presents yet? Then get going quickly and get one of the typical last minute gifts:

  • Books
  • Tickets for events in the surrounding area
  • Perfume
  • A pocket calendar for the coming year
  • A voucher
  • Pralines / cookies
  • Socks
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Review of the Memmert-Year

It was an exciting year 2019 full of suspenseful challenges and events! We are looking forward to the coming year!
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Other countries, other customs | Christmas in Greece

  • Instead of decorating a Christmas tree, it‘s tradition to decorate a little sailing boat with twinkle lights.
  • Children get up early on 24th december to go from door to door and sing to collect money. It should bring happiness and blessing for the family when the children sing for the house. They announce the birth of Christ and are rewarded with some money.
  • A feast is held for Lunch on 25th december and gifts are exchanged on 1st january. There are traditional nut cakes with a hidden luck coin. The first coin is for Jesus and the second coin for the house.
  • On 6th january the village pastor throws a cross into the sea and it is dipped afterwards - the finder is blessed. This symbolizes the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan.
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The tradition of the Christmas tree

  • The tradition of putting up a Christmas tree started 1800 in Europe's German-speaking area, with it’s origin in the paradise tree from the middle ages.
  • The Catholic Church long refused to accept this "pagan" tradition.
  • In the 20th century, the Christmas tree became a worldwide festival symbol.
  • It was not until 1982 that a Christmas tree was allowed to be erected for the first time in Rome, on St. Peter's Square.
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Our trainees wish you a wonderful christmas time!

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Other countries other customs | Christmas in Russia

  • Russian Orthodox Christians traditionally celebrate Christmas on 7th January. About 72 % of the Russian population celebrates in this way according to the Julian calendar.
  • Traditionally the period between 28th November and 6th January is a fasting period in order to welcome Jesus with a pure heart and to organize the harvest at the beginning of winter.
  • The highlight is a three hour mass from January 6th to 7th in the Christ-redeemer cathedral in Moskau, ending the fasting period.
  • Christmas was forbidden after the October-revolution in 1917 and was officially reinstated 1991, meanwhile many traditions were forgotten.
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Nicolaus | Where does this tradition come from?

Nicolaus was born around 280 ac in Patara (Turkey today).
He became a Priest when he was 19 years old - St. Nicolaus.
His parents died of the black death and he divided his inheritance amongst the poor. According to legend, money was thrown into socks hung over the fireplace.
200 years later he was therefore canonized in Constantinople. Its history was widespread, south of the Alps and in Russia, and since the 10th century also in Germany.
Since 1555 Nicolaus is officially a gift carrier for catholic children.

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Christmas Donation | We care for those in need.

Doctors Without Borders is an aid organisation that works in places where people find themselves destitute as a result of conflicts or disasters, where parents can no longer feed their children, natural disasters are wreaking devastation or entire villages are fleeing violence. All over the world, its teams work to save sick and injured people in distress and provide urgently needed food, medicines and general relief.

The organisation operates in about 70 countries and is particularly active in areas of conflict and war zones. Every year, around 10 million free treatments are dispensed to people who would otherwise not receive any help. Each patient is treated individually, regardless of religion, culture or political convictions.

We are, of course, providing our support once again this year.

Here you will find further information.

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Other countries other customs | Christmas in Brazil

  • 90% of the population in Brazil is Catholic.
  • In the night from 24th to 25th December, the children wait for Santa Claus, who, according to their imagination, arrives in a sledge with nine reindeer and a large red bag with many presents.
  • Many children write letters to Santa during the pre-Christmas period. It is a tradition for the postal delivery service in Brazil to select a few letters from needy children and give them a gift.
  • Since it is summer in Brazil at Christmas time, palms or pines are decorated with white cotton wool and white paint, which are supposed to represent snow. Santa Claus, however, still dresses typically in winter clothes.
  • At Christmas, the Brazilians are particularly interested in conviviality and a common feast, with a special dessert flant.
  • Also very common in Brazil is the setting up of Christmas trees and cribs in churches, parks and apartments in various sizes and models. Some cities decorate their buses with lights and the bus drivers dress as Santa Claus.
  • Another Brazilian custom for Christmas is to gather the family for a big lunch. The aim is to bring the family together and show the children all the toys they have received from Santa Claus.